Imphal: Ahead of Republic Day 2022, a full dress parade rehearsal was held in Imphal, on Monday morning, which set off from 1st MR parade ground on the route towards the saluting base at Kangla and returned towards 1st MR parade ground again.
Altogether 17 contingents are taking part in the March Past on Republic Day. The Ceremonial parade/functions in the morning of 26th January, 2022 will be held at the state capital, Imphal and all district headquarters of the state and sub-divisional headquarters.
However, celebrations will be scaled down in view of the rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, as well as the upcoming state Assembly Election, 2022.
Governor La.Ganesan, who will attend the function as chief guest, will take the salute at Kangla.
Chief minister N.Biren Singh will address the Vote of Thanks at 1st Bn. Manipur Rifles Parade Ground, Imphal. Kh.Sarma Devi, CO-9th IRB will be the parade commander.
There will be no programmes of Reception at Raj Bhavan in the afternoon of the day and cultural programme and Beating the Retreat on the next day because of the Covid pandemic.
Covid Appropriate Behaviors viz greeting without physical contact, wearing of face mask, wearing of hand glove, maintaining social distancing and avoid crowding will also be maintained during the celebration.
In connection with the Republic Day celebration, the office of the Traffic Control Police Wing had issued a notification enforcing traffic diversions along various major roads in the state capital for the smooth celebration of the Republic Day and in public interest.